Thursday, April 18, 2019

Angolan President, João Lourenço, Sacks Governors and Ministers

Why is President Lourenço sacking Angola’s governors and ministers? Governors and ministers in Angola are all on their toes...

Angola ‘plans to shut unregistered churches’

Angola is planning to close down "illegal" churches starting November, nearly a month after the state made public legislation to regulate religious activity, online...

Son of Angola ex-president in custody

A son of Angola's long-serving former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been remanded in custody in connection with a $1.5bn (£1.1bn) embezzlement case. Prosecutors...

How Queen Nzinga of Angola fought and held off Portuguese control for over 30...

The Portuguese were the earliest European colonists to settle in Africa owing largely to the fascination of the ever-adventurous Portuguese prince, Henry the Navigator....

Angola sovereign fund probe: Swiss properties raided

A number of properties in Switzerland have been raided in connection with suspected money laundering involving Angola's $5bn sovereign wealth fund and central bank,...

Bid to get UK banks to reveal details about Angola cash

Angola's sovereign wealth fund has applied to a British court to order banks to reveal information about accounts held on its behalf. This is the...

Angola oil giant probes Isabel dos Santos graft claims

Angola’s state oil company has announced an investigation into “possible misappropriation” of funds by Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the former president, during...

The exit of Africa’s richest woman could revitalise Angola’s cash cow

NEWS ANALYSIS Now we know: new Angolan president João Lourenço is not sitting idle while the descendants of former president José Eduardo dos Santos rule...

Former Angola president’s daughter sacked from state oil firm

The eldest daughter of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos has been sacked as chair of the board of the state-owned oil firm...

Paradise Papers: Angola’s Isabel Dos Santos ‘turned down by legal firm’

The legal firm at the centre of the Paradise Papers leak turned down business from Africa's richest woman, it has emerged. Appleby -the main source...

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  Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar maximum security prison, days after he was deposed in a military coup. Reports say the...

The first African refugee in U.S. Congress is facing death threats thanks to Trump

As the spotlight falls on Somali-American Ilhan Omar, the first African refugee in the U.S. Congress, so are the death threats against her after...

Congo president’s daughter accused of using stolen money to buy Trump apartment

The Sassou-Ngueso family, which has ruled Congo for nearly 40 years, has been embroiled in another controversy, this time, involving alleged money laundering. The daughter...